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weren't four artists. -- were four artists. one of them is actually in poland right now doing a community mural there. but we are all proud of the work and we hope that you appreciate the brightness and uplifting of the community. we really want to thank you very much. >> i will mention, people know that original joe's is moving to north beach. but as part of the sidewalk project, there will be a plaque in front of original joe's installed in september or october to commemorate it, as well as the corner of the continent cafeteria. the famous location that started the freedom movement in san
francisco. so we are in history here. i want to thank all of you for coming. i know on friday there is a mural presentation at the post office at thahyde and golden ga. 5:00. arts in the tenderloin continue to flourish. and anita just came. thank you for shepherding us through the process. without your help, we could not have done this.
for our city. last october 19, while driving her daughter to school very early in the morning, she saw a crash, a very horrible crash. she decided she would stop. she decided to take a look at what occurred. as she saw the flames and the truck overturned and noticed there was somebody in the street, she stopped her car and got out. she did not hesitate. she went out and pulled somebody out. in danger to herself and she had no hesitation. as a result, she saved somebody's life. in fact, she saved a life of mike, who is here today. thank you. [applause] we have invited her here today,
not only to praise her, but we ask that she bring her whole family. one of the things i have been thinking about, personally, we not only wanted to recognize her with our fire commissioners better here today, fire managers caught fire chiefs, police chief, and his command staff. they all know what heroes look like and feel like. they wanted to join me in this celebration. i also wanted to tell you -- not only did she act selflessly, but there is something there where you are trying to figure out whether or not you would have done the same thing. to know that she did this by instinct almost, as reported, without concern for her own safety and saving somebody's life, i have to say that i
wanted her here. i wanted her family here. a lot of times it's not that you learn this in school or friends. instinct, sometimes, is a reflection of your family. thank you very much. [applause] i know you're very proud of your family. when instinct comes -- you look at who brought them up. i think it's a reflection of the family, the values, things they are talked. -- things they are taught.
growing up, you learn things that are instinct of character. i wanted to make sure the family got the recognition here today to you are part of her heroism. it takes a family to raise somebody who has the right instincts to do what it is. thank you to mike and the royal trucking company for their support. this is the first time you have been able to meet each other. it's a great union. it is what we in san francisco have been so proud of learning and understanding. on behalf of the city and county of san francisco, i want to present to you are signal of being a hero for us and even to our own heroes in our fire
department and police department. i want to present to you, on behalf of the city, a signal for us. if i could then present to you -- [applause] this award. it is titled, "the city and county of san francisco goods american award presented to kena williams in recognition of your heroism on december 19, 2011." "your city and your mayor is grateful for your courage and bestows this good samaritan award to you today, october 17, 2011." [applause] i present this to you, as well.
>> thank you. >> we just gave something here. a new backpack with a lot of goodies in it. ok. now i would like to have the fire chief come up. >> i cannot wait to go to school. [laughter] >> thank you very much, mr. mayeor. after we in formally acknowledged last week, a lot of people from the media came up. if i could echo what i said last week -- what you did was phenomenal. it made a huge difference. mike is with us today. i know you two will always have a special bond because of what you did last week.
like i said to you, you played a special role, too. you did exactly what your mom told you to do. you state in the car so she could go out and do what she needed to do. a lot of people would not have done that. especially having your daughter in the car -- like the mayor said, you did not hesitate. it was instinctive. for that, all of us that where the uniform and have the training are in complete awe of what you did last week. at 22 years old with a 5-year- old daughter, it has got to make you feel good. i can tell what a special bond you have got. you have got your daughter here agree you have your mother, your grandmother, your aunt, and other relatives. i know mike had a chance to talk to you yesterday prove he probably wants to say a few words, as well. i know he loves you. the media will want to talk to
you, as well. people were inspired by your story. it's incredible. thank you very much, on behalf of the members of the san francisco fire department. we really appreciate it. the chief appreciate it, as well. we are tr training or the equipment. you did it. it's an honor to know you. [applause] >> in addition to our commissioners on the fire commission and our command staff, i also want to thank the supervisor for being here, and the royal trucking company mike was working with and is working for, and their support for kena , as well. would you like to say a few words? >> of course. >> all right.
>> good afternoon, everybody. in here. i am really thankful you guys are giving me -- everyone is proud of me, even people who do not even know me. i'm grateful for my family and for everybody. mike, i'm glad you're all right. that was my main concern. i really appreciate you guys so much. i am so overwhelmed right now. i am very thankful and grateful. that is all i really have to say. [laughter] i love everybody and i love you. even if i did not know you, still came out to help you. i did not know who you were or nothing like that. in a good hearted person. i prayed the whole time i was
getting you. i am glad you are standing and i am really grateful. >> thank you. >> come on up, mike. >> i am not much of a speaker. for some reason, at that particular moment, this beautiful lady decided to stop. to me, she is my guardian angel. if she had not have stopped, i do not know what would have happened. i know i would have been there by myself and alone. i really do not know. god bless you. you will always be in my heart. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you.